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Mindfulness for Relapse Prevention

Addiction relapse prevention approaches have traditionally focused on challenging the thoughts that contribute to and exacerbate addictive behaviors as well as helping those in recovery develop healthier coping strategies in challenging situations. These approaches, which are rooted in the cognitive behavioral tradition, have rarely...
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Current News & Research

Just How Common is Paternity Surprise?

BBC News and other media are reporting how a recent DNA test result reveals that the Archbishop of Canterbury was not fathered by whom he believed had been his dad. The Most Reverend Justin Welby, 60, is reported to have said that the identity...
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Business Advice for Therapists

Three Tips for Engaging Authentically With Teens

If you work with teens, you probably already know that the quality of your relationship with them is an important and potent predictor of success across a range of settings. But for many of us, engaging with adolescents is not always instinctive.  Even if...
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Do Fathers Matter?

As I was conducting my research to discuss a topic close to my heart – fatherhood – I came across a scholarly article written to deconstruct the necessity of a father in a person’s life.  The premise of the article was to describe how...
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Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Failure to Launch: What Happens Next?

“A professional bull rider.” Admittedly, the 20-something male sitting across the desk from me along with his father surprised me with his answer to my question of, “What do you want to do profession-wise?”  His name was Jonathan* but he’d introduced himself as “Rebel,”...
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The Top 20 Mental Health Issues Chosen By Clients

I launched a local online mental health directory, Portland Therapy Center, in January of 2014. At the beginning of 2016, I launched an alternative healthcare directory, Wellpdx and started a new project, the Practice Academy, that helps health and wellness workers improve their digital...
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